UNCG’s first half too much for ETSU

Published 4:17 pm Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG made 11 straight field goals en route to mounting a 24-3 first-half run, and the ETSU men’s basketball team could not dig itself out of the deep hole, as the Buccaneers fell to league-leading UNCG 91-65 on Tuesday night inside the Greensboro Coliseum.
The Spartans scored 50 first-half points – shooting 73 percent from the field and 69 percent from three-point range – with ETSU being held to 23 points in the opening 20 minutes.
For the game, UNCG shot 56 percent from the floor (34-61) and knocked down a season-high 15 three-pointers, while ETSU was held to a 41 percent clip (22-54) and netted seven triples. The Bucs were 14-of-21 at the free throw line and the Spartans were 8-for-16.
Jalen Haynes (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and Jordan King (Albany, N.Y.) accounted for 43 points on 15-of-29 shooting. Haynes registered his seventh 20-point scoring game of the season as he finished with 23, six rebounds and two assists. King notched his 14th career 20-point scoring game as he landed right on the number on 8-of-16 shooting (4-9 from beyond the arc).
Eleven Spartans reached the scoring column with Keondre Kennedy scoring a team-high 21 points, while grabbing seven rebounds and dishing out two assists. Overall, the Spartans assisted on 25 of their 34 made field goals.
The Bucs head home for a rare Friday Southern Conference game as ETSU hosts VMI at 7 p.m. inside Freedom Hall.
For more information on Buccaneer men’s basketball, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s basketball page.

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